The Academy of Maritime Education and
Training (AMET), Deemed to be University for Maritime Education, established in
India in the year 2007, conducted its 11th Annual Convocation on 24thJanuary
2022in aBlended Mode, due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
Col. Dr. G. Thiruvasagam, the
Vice-Chancellor of the University introduced the Chief Guest, the Special
Invitee, and other dignitaries including the managing Trustees and members of
the Board of Management.He also welcomed the participants and presented the
Annual Report in which he stated some of the most noteworthy outcomes.
Dr. J. Ramachandran, the dynamic Founder-Chancellor
of the University, presided over the Convocation and conducted the graduation
Shri. Amitabh Kumar IRS, D.G.
Shipping, Govt. of India participated in the Convocation as a Special Invitee.
He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa)in Management and a Citation in recognition of his
meritorious service and rich contribution to the Maritime Sector by the
Chancellor. He delivered his Acceptance Speech upon being conferred with the
honorary doctorate. He said that although faced with numerous
challenges throughout his career, divine guidance and the support of his family
was a great help. He added that as a leader giving up was not an option and he
encouraged potential leaders to keep this in mind. He also encouraged finding
solutions to problems at hand.
AFelicitation Addresswas delivered by
Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran, the Pro Chancellor of AMET. He urgedthegraduands to
continue with lifelong learning and practicing which would always keep them
updated and assist them in their careers and give them a better life style. He
also advised them to carry the value of education received at AMET and to implement
it in their workplaces.
Capt. Sartaj Gill, Global Director-Culture
& Competence, V.Group, graced the occasion with his presence as Chief Guest
and delivered the Convocation address.
He recognized the support of the
Parents and Faculty as Mentors in the lives of the passing out Cadets. He spoke
about his own maritime journey that began 27 years before, when he entered AMET
in 1994 as a student of the first batch of HND Nautical Studies. He shared
important life lessons such as - how little things in life matter, the
importance of being compassionate and showing empathy, on why one must dream big
and be resilient to achieve the best things in life, on how one must strive for
excellence and success would follow, and the importance of discipline,
commitment &consistency. He also mentioned the importance of being a
curious learner, embracing teamwork and collaboration, taking ownership, being
a leader, and adjust your Compass and course whenever required.
The Chancellor distributed degrees to
1344 graduates following which he also administered the Pledge, conferred the
Degrees and signed the Register of Graduates. Finally, he announced the Dissolution
of the Convocation and the National Anthem was rendered.